She was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 2, 1919, the daughter of Sophie and Joseph
Krawczak. She grew up in Port Murray, NJ. In 1941 she married George Thomas of
Hackettstown where she resided the remainder of her life. Josephine helped on the family
farm, worked at Newberry's Five and Dime, and retired from M&M Mars after 25+ years-first as
a packer, then as a member of the quality control group.
She was a member of the Mother's Club of Hackettstown, and a charter member and the oldest member of Breakpoint Community Church in Hackettstown and a member of the M&M Retiree Club.
Josephine especially enjoyed her time at their place on Lake Wallenpaupack, PA where she often spent weekends and vacations there. Her hobby was watching and identifying the different kind of birds at her bird feeders. Blue Jays and Cardinals were her favorites.
Josephine loved being with her family and the staff at The House of the Good Shepherd became like family to her as many commented on her kind disposition and her sweet spirit.
She is predeceased by her husband, George, and her sister, Bernice Krawczak. She is survived by her son, Robert and his wife, Peggy; two grandchildren: Bill (Bliss) of Allendale, NJ and
Wendy (Jason) Marriott of Lombard, IL; five great grandchildren: Robby and Sarah Thomas; Jed, Sally,
and Natalie Marriott; a niece, Denise Sacks, and a grand nephew, Dan.
Calling hours will be on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 from 4 – 7 pm, a funeral service will be held Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 11 am at Cochran Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Breakpoint Community Church, PO Box 735 (493 US Hwy 46 E), Hackettstown, NJ 07840 in memory of Josephine.